Vietnamese Tuna Salad

Vietnamese Tuna Salad

This delicious Vietnamese-style tuna salad can be on the table in just 15 minutes. Vietnamese cuisine often highlights fresh ingredients, and this salad is no exception. Watch Justine make her version of this Vietnamese-style Nicoise salad.

Vietnamese Tuna Salad

What is Nuoc Chan? Nước chấm is a common name for a variety of Vietnamese “dipping sauces” that are served quite frequently as condiments. It is commonly a sweet, sour, salty, savoury and/or spicy sauce.

Tuna is the star ingredient of this Vietnamese Tuna Salad, providing a rich and savory flavor. The tuna is often marinated or seared with garlic, ginger, and soy sauce, which further enhances its umami taste. The umami notes from the tuna complement the other flavors in the salad and create a satisfying and savory experience.

Vietnamese cuisine is known for its abundant use of aromatic herbs, and they play a crucial role in the flavor profile of Vietnamese Tuna Salad. Mint, cilantro, and Thai basil are commonly used herbs that provide a fresh and fragrant taste, adding complexity and depth to the dish.

Vietnamese Tuna Salad offers a harmonious balance of flavors, combining the freshness of vegetables, the tanginess of the dressing, the savory umami taste of tuna, and the aromatic notes of herbs. It’s a light yet satisfying dish that showcases the vibrant and diverse flavors of Vietnamese cuisine.

If you’re looking for more inspirational and tasty tuna recipe ideas, check out our complete range of easy-to-make tuna recipes.

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